Kwaito veteran and member of 90s’ group member TKZee Tokollo “Magesh” Tshabalala has passed away.
In a statement by TKZee, they confirmed the singer’s untimely death.
“RIP Mshengu. The passing of Tokollo 'Magesh' Tshabalala,” the statement reads.
“It is with great sadness that the family wishes to confirm the passing of Tokollo 'Magesh' Tshabalala.” TKZee say the Good To Love singer had an epileptic seizure.
“Magesh, as he was affectionately known, passed away this morning as a result of an epileptic seizure.”
His family has requested privacy during this difficult period.
“All details pertaining to his memorial and funeral service will be shared in due course.”
A close friend who does not wish to be mentioned tells Drum that the 45-year-old musician was found by his family at his home, and they suspect he passed on after an epileptic fit during the night.
“Magesh has not been well for a few years now since he had a major car accident. But he had been taking care of himself,” the friend says.
“The seizures would come and go. He was okay. I have not spoken to him for some time and I need to speak to his family in order to get more details.”
Magesh began his career when TKZee gained popularity in late 1997 and early 1998 with their hit singles Palafala and Shibobo.
They released their first full album in 1998 titled ‘Halloween’ which became a huge hit in the 1990s.